Today marks the 100th day since the far-right Republicans in control of Congress let funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expire. This program was enacted over 20 years ago with bi-partisan support, including from Utah’s Republican Senator Orin Hatch. Under pressure from the right-wing radicals who have grabbed power in Washington, Senator Hatch and most other Republicans have put CHIP funding on the back-burner of our nation’s priorities. Meanwhile, children in on-going cancer therapy — as one example — are losing coverage each day that Congress fails to act.
In Arizona, at least 24,000 children are at risk.
Congressman Tom O’Halleran supports immediate funding for the program. Contact him: Thank him for his support of CHIP and ask him to do all he can to move this bill through the House of Representatives without otherwise compromising our values to the Radical Right Republicans.